Winter 2014

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Inside the Winter 2014 Issue:

CEO Succession Planning
Important as it may be, many CEOs fear succession planning because they feel they may be putting themselves out of a job. And yet, says David Traversi (Group 275), “the ability to build an organization that will operate effectively in their absence is precisely the thing that makes them valuable.” In this article, Traversi and other Alliance Members discuss the critical nature of CEO succession and transition planning, along with the keys to doing it right.

Alliance Community Activities
Recent Alliance CEO Community Activities included a variety of CEO events such as:  Junior Achievement (JA) job shadow event with San Jose high school students and Keynote discussions with Guy Kawasaki, author and former Apple chief evangelist, on 12 lessons he learned from Steve Jobs and Christine Comaford, author of SmartTribe: How Teams Can Become Brilliant Together, on building smarter teams.

Nuggets From Behind Closed Doors
There are hundreds of years of experience inside every private Alliance meeting. While protecting the confidentiality of the member who turned to his or her group for help, we’ve captured just a few of the insightful comments from a handful of members. Read about how Ittai Bareket (Group 321) of Netformx and Dan Peterson (Q200) of ePAY Healthcare thought they would address the challenges faced by two of their fellow Alliance members.

New Members
Check out our newest Alliance members, who run a wide range of companies in industries such as enterprise software, coffee & tea, marketing automation, fitness training, product design & engineering, radiation oncology equipment, Ethernet storage and many more.

Upcoming Events
We've got some great events coming up, including our Alliance Holiday Dinner, our CEO Summit Meeting with the CEO Collaborative Forum (CEO-CF), and keynote speakers such as Joe Saunders, Executive Chairman and former CEO of Visa, Sandy Costa, author of Humanity at Work, Matt May, author and Founder of EDIT, and many others.

Also inside: Member News, photos from our Fall Dinner, and more. Download it now!